Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture

Hearing sound isn't cool. You know what's cool? Seeing sound. Interaction designer Lukazs Karluk put an audio clip through a gauntlet of digital and physical transformations, resulting in an augmented reality tabletop sculpture.

HoloDecks started with a single song. Karluk used an openFrameworks-enabled custom application to visualize the track into the shape of a disc—a nice nod to the shape of those quaint, old timey CDs and records—that he then began to morph into geometric waves, peaks, and valleys with the rhythm.

Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture

Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture

Eventually, he captured a screenshot, which became the basis for a 3D-printed MakerBot creation.

Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture

The last part is a bit tough to parse, but here goes: When viewed through a smartphone, "another layer of audio reactive visuals are mapped to the object," resulting in a seemingly animated inanimate object.

Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture

It's crazy. It's cool. Watch the vid (below). [@golan]